Our Team - Synergy of Monticello

Office Staff at Synergy of Monticello include:
Office Manager/Credentialing Specialist: Angie L.
Billing Coordinator: Jamie B.
Receptionist: Amy S. & Jonathan V.

Peter J. Panzarino, MD

Dr. Peter J. Panzarino, is a Board Certified Psychiatrist and a graduate of Yale College and Yale Medical School. He completed his internship, residency, and Chief residency at the University Of Colorado Medical Center.

Most recently he served as Vice President of Chief Medical Officer at Catskill Regional Medical Center. Prior to that he was Director of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency of Catskill Regional Medical Center, and before that held many academic and administration posts, including chair of psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai Health Systems and Associate Clinical Professor at UCLA. He was also chief of the Attending Staff at McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He is a Distinguished Life Fellow at the American Psychiatric Association and a past examiner of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Panzarino combines his clinical practice with an ongoing interest in behavioral healthcare and has been involved in practice guidelines development and the integration of behavioral mental health with general medicine. His special interest is the impact of psychiatric illness, particularly depression, on physical health and illness.

Dr. Panzarino is widely published in the field of psychiatry and behavioral medicine. His articles have appeared in a number of scholarly journals including the Quality Assurance Bulletin, The American Journal of Managed Care, The Journal of the Washington Academy of Science, and the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.

Dr. Thandar Win, MD

Thandar Win, M.D, is board certified in general psychiatry, and child and adolescent psychiatry. Dr. Win earned her medical degree from Albany Medical College. She completed her general psychiatry residency at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, New Jersey. She then completed her fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine in Glen Oaks, New York. She is a member of American Psychiatric Association (APA) as well as American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP).

Phone M. Win, MD, DMJ

Dr. Phone M. Win, MD, DMJ,Graduated from Institute of Medicine, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) in 1975. Obtained DMJ (Clinical and Pathology) from London Hospital Medical College, London, UK in 1986. Graduated from New Jersey Medical School (UMDNJ) in 2000, and Forensic Psychiatry in 2001. Currently attending Psychiatrist at Catskill Regional Medical Center, New Jersey VA health Care system, at Lyons VA medical Center, NJ.

Joan Bolles, LCSW-R

Joan Bolles, is a New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a master’s degree in Social Work from Adelphi University. Her practice focuses on children through adults and addresses stress management, situational or chronic depression and anxiety, marital issues, parenting concerns, ADHD, and developmental concerns. Her treatment approach is strength based and solution focused, interlaced with cognitive behavioral therapy techniques.

ZELMA BRATCHER-ARMSTRONG, LCSW-R

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I work with adults and adolescents who demonstrate Depressive and Anxiety Disorders, making in appropriate decisions for their lives. My goal with my clients is to have them change their lifestyles by making appropriate decisions for themselves.

Elizabeth Carrasquillo, LMSW

Elizabeth Carrasquillo, LMSW is a graduate of Fordham University with a Masters in Social Work, specialization in domestic violence and law.Elizabeth has 15 years of clinical expertise in both inpatient and outpatient Mental Health, substance abuse and the Department of Corrections. Recently she was CAT certified for mental health practitioners from Adelphi University.Elizabeth’s approach to treatment is strengths based treatment for individuals and groups using both talk and creative arts as modality for treatment.

Delia Goldberg, LMHC

In 1999, Delia W. Goldberg graduated from John Jay College with a Master’s degree in Forenic Psychology; she graduated Magna Cum Laude.  She is a psychotherapist who has specialized in children for the past 16 years and a board member for Healthy Families.  In 2015, Delia Mercy College in 2015 with another Master’s degree as a bilingual school psychologist.  She joined Synergy in 2005 until 2009 and returned in 2014 until today.  She leads substance abuse and bereavement groups.

Jennifer Smith, LCSW-R

Jennifer M. Smith, LCSW-R, is a graduate from Fordham University and has worked in various therapeutic settings since 1997 where she began her career in the human service field at Daytop Village.  She has experience working with individuals and families that have mental health issues, substance abusing behaviors, criminal thinking, adolescent adjustment issues and trauma.  She has been trained in the following areas; supervision other professionals in the field with SIFI certification, trauma informed care, crisis interventions and prevention. She believes people have the ability to change given the right opportunities and recovery from any disorder is possible.  She provides a supportive ear, heartfelt empathy, and research based interventions for children, adolescents and adults who are seeking help.

Marie Nadine Leonty, LCSW-R

Marie Nadine Leonty, LCSWR, is a graduate of Kean University with a Masters in Social Work. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with psychotherapy privileges. Nadine has worked with both adolescent and adults in field of psychiatry for the past 27 years. Marie Nadine Leonty has both inpatient and outpatient clinical expertise. Nadine’s approach to treatment intervention is primarily based on solution focused therapeutic approach. Nadine is culturally diverse and able to engage with various ethnic groups

Mitchell Fishler

Mitchell Fishler is an independent practitioner at Synergy of Monticello Inc. with his master’s degree in Social Work from NYU. Mitchell has been practicing for over 17 years. He has a background working with substance abuse and mental health problems. Mitchell has previously worked for the US Army as a civilian social worker helping families of the enlisted as well as Samaritan Village and Daytop Village. Also with the New York State prison system on the Behavioral Health Unit.

Reta Buchanan, LCSW, CASAC 2

“You’re more than what you are going through” — Anonymous

If you or someone you know are in need of a change, or is experiencing a challenging situation and not sure how to get through it, maybe it’s time to get help! My practice is dedicated to helping individuals and families get through challenging times. I am a firm believer that everyone deserves an opportunity to live a healthier and happier life, regardless of past experiences.

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Drug and Alcohol Counselor with over 20+ years’ experience in the field, my passion is to offer a safe place to explore issues that may be creating barriers and/or challenges for individuals and families.

I am a therapist as well as a consultant, assisting medical providers, physicians, case management coordinators and insurance providers on the many benefits of integrating mental and behavioral health into the medical treatment and care of the individuals that they serve. I have had the opportunity to successfully work in a multitude of setting throughout New York State. Utilizing various evidence-based therapeutic approaches and understanding that not everyone will respond to every therapeutic style, I consider myself a therapist who integrates a bio-psychosocial and client-centered approach into the diagnosing and treatment of individuals.

I enjoy adding humor to treatment when appropriate and believe that every session opens the door to opportunities. With such vast experience, my approach to treatment is simply to meet each client where they are, while helping them transition through goals and objectives which they are essential in creating.

If you’re ready for change, I am ready to take this journey with you. I do not promise it will be easy, but I do assure you that it will be worth the time you invest.

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